What makes VetPen Unique?
While insulin pens have been commonly used in the management of human diabetes for some time, VetPen is the first such device designed exclusively for use in cats and dogs.
Using the same technology found in human insulin pens, VetPen:
- Is more convenient and easier to use than insulin vials and syringes
- Delivers an accurate dose consistently over time, with less chance of error
- Provides a better fit to pet owners lifestyles takes fewer steps to prepare doses once primed (air removed from cartridge) and can be used anywhere
Can VetPen be used with different insulins?
No. VetPen must be used with specially designed 3 mL cartridges containing 2.7 mL of 40 IU/mL concentration of Vetsulin, the world's most trusted veterinary insulin, proven safe and effective for more than 25 years in hundreds of thousands of pets with diabetes.* To avoid damaging VetPen and dosing errors, cartridges containing other insulin should not be used with VetPen.
How does selecting a dose with VetPen differ from drawing up a dose with a syringe?
While the overall injection process is similar, VetPen allows you to select doses more accurately. With just the turn of a dial, you can select a customized dose of insulin down to 0.5 units. And, with a push of the release button, the VetPen's internal mechanism works to deliver the precise dose each and every time.
Is VetPen reusable?
Yes. VetPen contains an insulin cartridge that allows multiple doses to be provided with minimal preparation time. When all the insulin has been used, simply remove the empty cartridge and insert a new one. Please note that sterile needles are designed for single use only and should not be reused. Tests show that VetPen lasts for at least 3,000 uses.
What type of needle is used with VetPen?
VetPen is designed to work optimally with 29 gauge/mm needles, which are small, thin, triple-sharpened, and specially lubricated. This equates to a lower penetration force and little to no discomfort for the pet. These are the only needles that should be used with VetPen.